Sunday, December 4

‘Use strategic partnerships to hold community events’

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Fatimah demonstrates how to make linut with help from Dr Abdul Rahman and Mohammad Razi (seated). Looking on from front right are her husband Datu Adi Badiozaman Tuah, Zaiton and Noriah. — Photo by Chimon Upon

Fatimah demonstrates how to make linut with help from Dr Abdul Rahman and Mohammad Razi (seated). Looking on from front right are her husband Datu Adi Badiozaman Tuah, Zaiton and Noriah. — Photo by Chimon Upon

KUCHING: Community events and other social activities should be held using strategic partnerships.

Minister of Welfare, Women and Community Wellbeing Datuk Fatimah Abdullah said working together with other individuals or organisations could save costs as well as develop esprit de corps.

“By working together, all individual burdens and hardships can be lightened and the work can be done faster, systematically and more efficiently,” she said at her ministry’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri dinner on Tuesday.

“Every little contribution by all parties involved in any social activities will eventually help and benefit everybody.”

Fatimah said the local culture of inviting different communities to visit one another during festivals is applicable to all ethnic groups and religions.

“It is not just a culture and symbol of racial harmony when we visit one another during festive celebrations in Sarawak and Malaysia but it also becomes a symbol of being able to work together and live in unity and harmony,” she said.

The event was jointly organised with the Sarawak Press Photographers Association (SPPA) and Sarawak Cuisines and Cakes Association (SCCA).

Among those present were Assistant Minister for Welfare and Community Wellbeing Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail, Customs state director Datuk Dayang Fatimah Johari, Women and Family Department director Noriah Ahmad, SCCA president Zaiton Istiar Khan and SPPA president Mohammad Razi Bujang.